Chances are that many Lincoln Herald readers are also fans of the television show, "American Pickers" on the History Channel. On the show, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, traveling down back roads from coast to coast and restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, turning one person’s trash into another’s treasure.
This past week, we talked with Maggie Kissinger, Associate Producer, and guess what--"American Pickers" may be coming to our area. The show is coming to North Carolina in March and they're looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them!
Maggie told us: "We would love to spread the word in your area. The way we find people and collections for our show is through spreading the word far and wide so that people know we’re coming to town.
"We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times and everything is changing daily. We at 'American Pickers' are taking this pandemic very seriously and will be adjusting our schedule accordingly for the safety of those who appear on our show and our crew. We won’t pick unless everybody is safe, so if we cannot make those dates, nobody’s time is wasted as we will re-schedule to a date when conditions allow filming.
"However, we are excited to continue to reach the many collectors in your area to discuss their years of picking! Please keep in mind, we are looking for different, unusual, and unique items – something we’ve never seen before and with an interesting story! People who are interested reach out to us on our phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or our email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.
"We also have Facebook page: @GOTAPICK or you can find us at American Pickers on History. Please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public. "